Saying Goodbye to the Green Card – Processing

My application is officially “in process”. 

Yesterday the sort of official-looking letter arrived. Honestly it looks a little bit like those sweepstakes notices that urge you to call now to confirm your personal information to see which of the amazing prizes you have won: $100,000 in cash, a new car or a clock radio.

But I am grateful for this letter because it is making me think about citizenship in the earthly sense and the implications of living that out knowing my heavenly citizenship calls me to think and live sometimes differently than what current culture would dictate as acceptable or understandable.

Now that I know the government has cashed the check, I know that I’ve been assigned an application number. Someone, I presume, will be making sure I am who the documents say I am, and then I will be scheduled to appear for an interview.

Peter asked me, “What do you want to do when you get your citizenship?”

I made some snarky comment about wearing an American flag on my lapel, but then I realized he was being serious. I’m not sure if I’ll want to do anything special, but that could change.

As letter stated: I’m in process.


  1. Spiny Norman November 2, 2009

    Don’t you want something from the Tiffany’s catalogue once you become a citizen? I am pretty sure that’s what my mom asked for when she became a citizen! (On a side note: I do remember when my mom became a citizen – it was a very cool day. I hope that your day will be celebratory!)

  2. Spiny Norman November 2, 2009

    Spiny Norman = Mrs. Lucey-Lee 😉

  3. Kathy Khang November 2, 2009

    Love the Tiffany’s idea, Spiny Norman! You’ll have to explain that moniker over a glass of red wine, friend!


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